Consequences of Using a PAPR around Hazardous Chemicals
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  CH2MHill Plateau Remediation Company (Richland, WA - Hanford Site), Richland, WA - Hanford Site (CHPRC)

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Chemical Safety, Respiratory Protection, Work Management/Planning, Radiation Protection

Weaknesses in hazards analysis resulted in an aerosolized portion of nitric acid delivered directly to the wearer of a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR). The usage and limitations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in regards to all the potential hazards must be factored into the planning prior to work commencing.

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